Misoprostol for Abortion
How It Works
- Softens and opens (dilates) the cervix.
- Causes uterine contractions.
- Starts (induces) labor.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 31, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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